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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 22, 2011 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: improv style, jazz vs. classical, drama

Well, there's smooth and then there's "smooth"...a lot of Miles Davis' work from the '60s I'd call smooth, I think in the sense that bkidwell meant it - I know you've said you don't like Miles - but it's nothing like the horror of Kenny G and today's "smooth jazz" stations... So yeah, due to the connotation, the word should probably be avoided when it comes to actual jazz!

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 22, 2011 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: improv style, jazz vs. classical, drama

Smooth just conjures up images of uptight looking white guys in suits from the 50's playing dull straight ahead snappy garbage,as easily as it does todays schlock by Kenny G or whatever is passing for smooth jazz.
I knew what bkidwell was getting at LIA,but I had to say something.